Sunday, April 27, 2014

Elder Smith's Cray Cray Week

So, this week was pretty cray cray!  Last week, Monday, we got a call from our Mission President at like 7:00 at night!  He called to tell us that we will be placed into a TREE-O!!!!  I was so excited for it!  There was a problem though!  Our flat is just two small!  We can barely fit two Elders in there!  So, president told us to switch flats with the other Elders who are in Pollok!  We did not want to do that because we would have to take everything from out of our flat and put it in the other flat!  The other team would have to do the same!  The problem is that we can only travel by bus and there is a lot of stuff to move!  So...

The other team came over the next day to see if the extra bed would fit!  It did! The Zone Leaders came over and said we could stay and didn't have to move! That way it would be less stressful!  And if it got stressful to have three elders in the flat then we would switch!

So we didn't move flats and we got an new Elder!  Elder Griffin! He's a good guy!  We were getting along fine in the flat and everything was good! 

We did a power hour thing with a member!  We have one good potential out of it and we got a return appointment with him!  Well, there was a language barrier and we mixed up our appointment time!  So, Sunday we decided to stop by to see if he was in!  HE WAS THERE! and he let us in!  We taught him the restoration and he didn't argue with it at all!  The only problem he had was about prophets!  He doesn't see why we need a prophet at all!  We didn't do a very good job explaining it really well!

Then yesterday (Monday) the zone leaders called and said President Brown was not happy that we didn't move and to move!  So we did, then the Mission Flat Cleaning lady came to our new flat and ripped us a new one!  Said we needed to clean this flat and keep it clean! Before she left said  "I'm not trying to scare you, I'm just trying to teach you!" 

Well, me being me, I couldn't help but say, "well you are pretty good at both!" She smiled.

That is my week in a nutshell  i love you family and friends! The lesson i learned this week is to OBEY EVERYTHING!!!!!!! 

Shout out is to my wee sister Molly... Happy birthday Again!!!!!!



Monday, April 7, 2014

Conference was amazing!

Well, Conference was amazing!  Okay, so George hasn't been out to church yet and I don't know how to get him out!  George is the guy who has committed to baptism, if you are just tuning in!  I need to fix it!  If anyone have any suggestions let me know! 

Anyway, all is well here, I'm healthy and still living! The biggest problem isn't the people we are teaching right now, but it is the ward.  I didn't realize how much influence the ward has on missionary work!  We have a resent convert who has been having Husband problems.  She hasn't been coming out to church since I've came out here!  Me and my companion stopped by and visit her whenever we can!  Not one person from the ward has stopped by to see her at all! It's frustrating!  I'm going to change that! 

We have another investigator who is scared to find out if the Book of Mormon is true!  She used to be a Jew. She’s had the discussions and was planning to get baptized when she moved to America, but never moved!  After talking to her, she told us she is just scared to join the church!  Her husband is okay with her joining the church and he doesn't have anything against the church, it’s just that she knows if the Book of Mormon is true then she would have to join.  If she did join she would be all in and a solid Latter-day Saint!  She also knows if she joins her husband wouldn’t have the priesthood!  They can't go to the temple together and she wants him to experience the blessings too!  So I'm going to start working on him now! 

Oh yeah, she asked us if there were any ward activities she could bring her husband too!  Well, sadly we didn't!  I asked Bishop and he said they didn't have anything planned.  I asked if the ward could put one together and all he said was that they didn't have any ideas for one!  So this is where you guys are coming in!  I need you to email me all the ward activities ideas you have or are planning to have!  That way we can have ideas for an ward activity! The winner gets a shout out!  So good luck!

Conference was Awesome!  I loved most of the talks!  My favorite was from Elder M. Russell Ballard!  Following up is very important!  But most important is the follow up on the ward members with their PMG reading!

That is all I have to write about today and My shout out will go to mom! Thanks for sending me that package! I love everything in there!  It made me miss home a wee bit! 

But that is all my happenings over here! I miss you all and I hope you all are doing well! I love you guys!


Elder Smith